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Badgers earn No. 25 ranking

ON WISCONSIN <b>Michael Weiss has been a big reason for the Badgers' 3-1 start.</b>
Michael Weiss has been a big reason for the Badgers' 3-1 start.

Oct. 24, 2012

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin men’s swimming team has had a great start to the 2012-13 season and people are taking notice. The Badgers opened the 2012-13 College Swimming Coaches Association of American (CSCAA) Division 1 Team Rankings as the No. 25 team in the country.

Wisconsin (3-1) began the season with a resounding dual victory over Michigan State while also picking up a pair of dominating dual wins against Milwaukee and Green Bay two weeks ago. The Badgers’ only dual loss of the season came against Michigan, the No. 2 team in the poll.

The Badgers’ next opponent comes this Friday when they travel north to take on Minnesota, currently ranked 13th in the poll. Three other Big Ten teams are also ranked, with Penn State at 17, Purdue at 18 and Iowa 19th. Michigan State and Northwestern received votes.

Florida was the unanimous top pick in the poll, but has yet to swim a dual.

In addition to No. 2 Michigan, three other season opponents for the Badgers are ranked in the top-10. Stanford comes in 3rd, USC at 4th and California is ranked 7th. Virginia Tech also received votes.

In total, eight opponents this season are ranked in the poll or are receiving votes outside the top 25. The Badgers are the only ranked team that has swam four duals. Wisconsin’s three wins are also the most of any ranked squad and have already surpassed last season’s total victories.

The CSCAA rankings are voted on by nine CSCAA-member coaches and one media member. The rankings are compiled regularly throughout the season, alternating weeks between men’s and women’s rankings.


NCAA Division 1 Men’s Swimming and Diving Ranking as of October 23, 2012

1. Florida (0-0) (Unanimous)

2. Michigan (2-0)

3. Stanford (0-0)

4. Southern California (1-0)

5. Texas (0-0)

6. Auburn (2-0)

7. California (1-0)

8. Indiana (2-0)

t9. North Carolina (2-0)

t9. Georgia (1-0)

11. Arizona (1-0)

12. South Carolina (1-1)

13. Minnesota (0-1)

14. NC State (0-1)

15. Florida State (1-0)

16. Louisville (1-0)

17. Penn State (1-0)

18. Purdue (0-0)

19. Iowa (1-0)

20. Alabama (1-1)

21. Texas A&M (0-2)

22. LSU (1-1)

23. Missouri State (0-1)

24. Tennessee (2-1)

25. Wisconsin (3-1)

Also Receiving Votes: Georgia Tech, SMU, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Duke, William & Mary, UC Santa Barbara, Michigan State, Northwestern

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